Eero Saarinen shared the same birthday as his father, Eliel Saarinen. They emigrated to the United States of America in 1923, when Eero was thirteen. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where his father was a teacher at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and he took courses in sculpture and furniture design there. He had a close relationship with fellow students Charles and Ray Eames, and became good friends with Florence Knoll (née Schust). Beginning in September 1929, he studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France. He then went on to study at the Yale School of Architecture, completing his studies in 1934. Subsequently, he toured Europe and North Africa for a year and returned for a year to his native Finland, after which he returned to Cranbrook to work for his father and teach at the academy. He became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1940. Saarinen was recruited by Donal McLaughlin, an architectural school friend from his Yale days, to join the military service in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Saarinen was assigned to draw illustrations for bomb disassembly manuals and to provide designs for the Situation Room in the White House. Saarinen worked full time for the OSS until 1944. After his father's death in 1950, Saarinen founded his own architect's office, "Eero Saarinen and Associates". Eero Saarinen died of a brain tumor in 1961 at the age of 51"The underside of typical chairs and tables makes a confusing, unrestful world," said esteemed Finnish designer Eero Saarinen. "I wanted to clear up the slum of legs." Thus in 1957 Saarinen unveiled his ground-breaking collection of pedestal coffee, dining and side tables, whose simple elegance has endured for 50 years. Stylish and modern, the Saarinen Oval Dining Table is a design masterpiece that fits seamlessly into any environment.
|Saarinen Dining Table||28.25" H x 42.25" W x 42.25" D||58 - 125 lbs|
|Saarinen Tulip Side Chair||32" H x 20" W x 21.25" D||27 lbs|
|Product Category:||Dining Sets|
Knoll ® Saarinen Dining Table with Tulip Chairs
Ain't nothin' like the real thing baby.....
Matt from Carmel, IN– Verified Buyer
I tried to go knock off and bought and el-cheapo imitation Saarinen....the thing was wobbly, the finish chipped after only a month in my kitchen. The pedestal was this bloated, cartoonish version of the sleek original...I finally pony-ed up and bought the real knoll deal....and boy was it worth it. The piece is so quietly sophisticated. Super solid. Finish of table top is matte, no glossy, which surprised me. But, it is a quality piece that will last forever and never go out of style....worth every penny and I love it! Ain't nothin' like the real thing baby....
The best product
Gisela from Hollywood, FL– Verified Buyer
Not for nothing it's been popular since 1957, the only one legged table that is stable even if you lean yourself against its edge. I absolutely adore it. I also have a sentimental thing for this table, my beloved stepmom used to have it in her house while dating my father and we would have lunch every Wednesday on this amazing table that in addition fits the amount of people you desire because of being one legged. Bravo Saarinen!!!
Love this Table!
Nitfarb from Weddington, NC– Verified Buyer
I have been considering this table for a long time. Had concerns about sturdiness and stability. Also price with so many less expensive versions available. Finally went with the true reproduction by Knoll. Couldn't be happier! It is very well made, assembles quickly and easily (I did it myself in 15 min), and it is very sturdy. So glad I took the plunge. Now on to some beautiful chairs.
What's not to love?
Patricia from Utica, NY– Verified Buyer
I ordered this as a conference table for my design studio. It is perfect: great design, and solid as a rock. Truly a classic.
Meghan from NJ– Verified Buyer
Great table. Worth the money. This table will never be out of style.
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